On this episode of The Tatiana Show, Tatiana and Josh have a conversation with Brent Lyman, Senior Advisor at www.coinme.com. Coinme is America’s first licensed bitcoin kiosk company. Brent tells us of the founding of Coinme in 2014 in Seattle, Washington and what started as 100 kiosks has now grown to over 3000 today.
We discuss how they worked with regulators to update the money transmitter laws to create a virtual currency license. We then delve into their partnership with Coinstar and how that may influence mainstream usability of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Brent gives us some insight into future plans for the company to expand into all 50 states as well as internationally. Brent also reveals his thoughts on working with money transfer companies and potential mergers of bitcoin networks with financial institutions.
About the Guests:
With close to two decades of investment experience, Brent joined Coinme’s Private Client team as an Advisor to educate clients and help them take full advantage of digital currencies. Prior to working with Coinme, Brent experienced pain points during his personal investment ventures within the digital currency ecosystem, and these experiences fuel his passion for breaking down barriers and making digital currencies approachable and easy to understand for consumers. Brent’s history includes experience as an SVP for a 16 billion-dollar company for over a decade. He received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Kansas State University, and when he’s not working Brent enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, attending Mariners or Sounders games, and exploring the city of Seattle.
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